Varanasi: “Man hai bada malal mein, Ramlala tirpal mein (It is painful to see Ramlala in tent), hence Shankaracharya of Sharda Dwarka and Jyotish peeth Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati thought about arranging a Baal Mandir (small temple) for Ramlala in Ayodhya until the big temple is constructed,” said the disciple of Shankaracharya and secretary of Ramalay Nyas Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati.
Ahead of the functioning of the government formed trust -Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the Ramalay Nyas headed by the Shankaracharya has built a wooden temple, which was exhibited in Varanasi on Tuesday. “The Baal Mandir weighing around 21 tons has been made of sagwan wood by 21 artisans of Varanasi, Saharanpur, Sarnath, Ramnagar and Mirzapur in 21 days,” he said adding that it would be taken to Ayodhya. Besides, a throne of sandalwood, which would be gold plated, is being made in Madhya Pradesh.
Criticising the government, he alleged that the government formed a trust by ignoring the Ramalaya Nyas, which represents the top religious heads in the country.
“Such a move of the government has evoked questions in the mind of Sanatani Hindus,” he said and also presented a list 101 questions like why top religious heads were ignored, if the central government has no trust in the Hindu acharyas, if there was any shortcomings in the proposal of Ramalay Nyas for temple construction.
Soon after the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya issue, the Ramalay Nyas had urged the Central government to hand over the land to it for the construction of temple. Now, the Ramalay Nyas has decided to move the court on this issue. He further alleged that the central government did not follow the ruling of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court had directed the central government to formulate a ‘scheme’, not a trust for the construction of Ram temple, he said adding that the government also nominated trustees without any merit.